25 Ways to Thank a Teacher

I love being a teacher! Even though some days are hard and I come home tired and exhausted at the end of the week, there are lots of reasons why I love what I do!

Feeling appreciated by my students and their parents is definitely one of the most rewarding parts of the job. We asked our Facebook followers to help us make a list of some of the small and easy ways that their students and parents have helped feel loved and appreciated. 

Here is our list of ways to say thank you to a teacher

  1. Give a sincere thank you in person to let them know how much you appreciate them
  2. Slip a thank you card on their desk
  3. Write a special note in your child's homework folder 
  4. Send a kind email to thank them for something specific they did for your child
  5. Have your child write a note or draw a picture 
  6. Stop in real quick before or after school just to say thank you
  7. Tell the principal and other administrators how much you appreciate your child's teacher
  8. Send in supplies for the classroom (soft tissues, sanitation wipes, etc)
  9. Volunteer in the classroom
  10. Chaperone a field trip
  11. Volunteer to help with something at home (cutting out lamination, organizing files, etc.)
  12. Offer to come in and help make copies or work on a special project
  13. Give them a gift card for Christmas or during Teacher Appreciation Week
  14. Donate an iTunes gift card so the class can download new apps 
  15. Buy a book to donate to their class library
  16. Bring in a homemade treat
  17. Deliver a cookie, doughnut, or cupcake from a local bakery
  18. Find out what their favorite snack/treat it and bring it to your parent teacher conference
  19. Recognize them on their birthday
  20. Surprise them with some take out for lunch
  21. Make a bouquet of pencils or highlighters or other school supply
  22. Compliment them on Facebook
  23. Bring in their favorite drink 
  24. Give flowers on the first day of school - or the last - or any day in between
  25. After parent teacher conferences or another stressful time of the year, bring them something to help them relax - a gift certificate for a pedicure, bottle of bubble bath, etc.

Of course there are lots of ways to show teachers how thankful you are for them, but this list is sure to give you some good ideas.

Help us add more ideas to our list!
Comment and share ways that you 
have been thanked by a 
student or parent.

Disclosure: We have been compensated by Chevrolet for advertising their Educators Discount Program. 
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